Well, another episode of Game of Thrones is in the books and that means it’s time to share another beer. No spoilers for the episode!
Beer Name: Queen of the Seven Kingdoms
Brewery: Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY)
Style: Golden Sour Ale
Description: Inspired by Cersei Lannister, this offering blends a Belgian sour with a Belgian-style blonde ale. Read more here.
Appearance: Poured a cloudy yet translucent light golden body topped by a thick, fluffy white head.
Smell: Moderate floral yeast notes upfront with a slight funk on the end.
Taste: There was a sweetness throughout as candy/caramel malts joined with a prominent tart citrus presence. It finished with peppery, floral yeast notes and a mild bit of lingering funk.
Mouthfeel: Slightly below medium bodied with an elevated level of carbonation.
Hype: I had elevated expectations given the series of posts I’m doing about these beers. Worth noting, though, is the fact that these bottles are a lot harder to come by now that the show is back on the air. By that I mean a few months ago you would see multiple bottles on shelves in most places good beer is sold. After last week those numbers thinned out a lot!
Overall: Tart yet tasty, I liked this but it personally hasn’t been my favorite of the series. Fans of the style might disagree.